It is possible, even from the great distance of Maine, to hear the DC press corps exhale with a collective “OMiGod” at the remarkably ignorant declaration of Republican Congressman Trent Franks, who [...]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
How would you react if someone went on the radio to complain that “we haven’t identified yet who the opposition is to Barack Obama. We don’t know: is this led by interests from Belize? Or are we really better off, are the United States interests better off, if let’s say Fred Phelps and the Westboro [...]
“You can’t blink.” — Sarah Palin, September 11 2008
A transcript won’t do it. You have to watch Sarah Palin blink, blink again, stammer, blink yet again, fudge, insert boilerplate and finally just make stuff up when asked a simple question: “Do you agree with the Bush Doctrine?”
Someone who is truly ready to [...]
I want to thank J. Clifford for pointing me to Sarah Palin’s responses to the 2006 Eagle Forum Questionnaire. My eyebrows hit the high mark when I read this passage:
Question: Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?
Sarah Palin: Not on your life. If [...]
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